Adding a black and brown rug to your home might not do anything magical, like keep the room effortlessly clean, but it does the next best thing... It can make your space feel ten times more inviting, relaxing, and enjoyable.
Why A Black And Brown Rug?
Interior decorators love using black and brown area rugs in homes around the world, with all different styles. They can go with several color schemes, and make any room feel more grounded.
Many interior decorators believe that every room needs a touch of neutral. With black being a true neutral color and brown a neutral earth tone, a black and brown rug will do the trick. The best part? They're easy for novice decorators to use.
The following ideas will help spark some inspiration on how you might use black and brown area rugs in your home:
You'll find black and brown outdoor rugs used in both interior and exterior spaces. Indoors, these rugs are used in entryways, mudrooms, and even bathrooms and kitchens.
Many homes have black and brown living room rugs to provide a grounded backdrop to colored accents and furniture. They are sometimes layered over natural rugs, like sisal or jute.
Country homes commonly feature black and brown braided rugs underneath dining room tables, in entryways, and even in living rooms. These rugs are often oval and chosen for durability.
A Closer Look At Black And Brown Rugs
A black and brown rug is used to ground a room, true, but interior decorators also use the color for its subtle effects on how people perceive spaces. In Feng Shui and color psychology, for example, black and brown have specific, complementing associations.
A rug serves as a room's backdrop, setting the mood and energy that the space will ideally make people feel. The only thing more influential on a room's subtle atmosphere is the color(s) of the walls.
Is A Black And Brown Rug Right For Me?
Picking the right area rug depends on selecting the right colors for the room. Use an online color picker tool to compare blacks and browns with the existing hues in your room to decide if a black and brown rug is the best choice.
If the colors work, you're good to go! Now, you need to decide what size you need so you can start comparing rugs. The guide below will help you size oval and rectangular rugs. If you're buying a circular rug, add 1 foot to the smallest rug dimension to find the right size.
Room: 5' x 7' ' Rug: 3' x 5'
Room: 7' x 10' ' Rug: 5' x 8'
Room: 10' x 12' ' Rug: 8' x 10'
Room: 11' x 14' ' Rug: 9' x 12'
Room: 14' x 17' ' Rug: 12' x 15'
Choosing The Perfect Black And Brown Rug
With thousands of black and brown area rugs to choose from, enter your size preferences and explore the rest of the search filters. Input any of your decisions for material, thickness, and style before selecting and comparing your favorites.
Don't forget a quality pad to keep your area rug in place!
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